RIPR News
12:12 pm
Fri September 14, 2001

RI National Guard Ready

The Rhode Island National Guard says it is prepared to mobilize its members for recovery and security duties following the devastating terrorist attacks on Tuesday.

President Bush has said he is considering activating reserves. Guard spokesman, Major Michael McNamara, says Rhode Island?s 3,500 Guard members were alerted on Tuesday that the magnitude of the attacks on the United States might mean that the Guard would need to respond. McNamara says members need to be ready, physically and emotionally.

No members of the Rhode Island guard are currently serving out of state, but a team is leaving for Kosovo on Saturday.